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Episode 149: “From Academia to Industry” Featuring Dr. Steve Szilvassy

By August 20, 2019March 29th, 2023No Comments


Dr. Steve Szilvassy is the Senior Director, Head of Hematopoietic Products at STEMCELL Technologies. He has over 25 years of experience in the fields of hematology and oncology, having held a variety of research positions, including research scientist and project team leader, in both academia and industry.

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Blastocyst-Like Structures from Mouse Stem Cells – Researchers have generated 3D blastocyst-like structures from mouse PSCs that could be implanted into the uterus and grow before resorption.

Making Old Brain Stem Cells Young – Investigators have found that increasing brain stiffness during aging leads to the dysfunction of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells, but showed that the effects can be reversed.

Stem Cell Combination Repairs Damaged Hearts – Heart muscle cells and epicardial cells derived from human ESCs were co-transplanted into rats with damaged hearts, generating grafts that had greater cell growth and that lived longer.

Using CAR-T against HIV – Scientists have developed duoCAR-T cells that target multiple sites on the HIV envelope, and that were able to kill HIV cells while resisting infection themselves.

Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Stephen Szilvassy

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